Culture Change Project Development

Practice the ways of a culture leader through on the ground projects, sharing of resources and networking within and between communities. 

Stream # 1

Become a Workers

Co-operative

Stream # 2

Collaborative Partnerships for the Long View

Stream # 3

Advancing Community

Self Sufficiency

One tool we have to relieve distressed business owners from carrying the entire burden of owning, operating and financing an enterprise, is to help them plan their succession or the transfer of their businesses to solidarity co-operatives. 

Solidarity co-operatives have a proven track record and a superior survival rate compared to regular businesses. And, they are part of the International Co-operative Alliance which is built on the internationally agreed-upon co-operative values and principles.  

We will be partnering with;

- JustUs Coffee Coop (for cafe's)

http://justuscoffee.com

- Nova Scotia Cooperative Council

http://www.novascotia.coop

- Canadian Worker Co-op Federation

https://canadianworker.coop

If you are interested in exploring the co-operative stream, lets open a conversation and link up with one of our partnering co-operative organizations who build co-op's everyday. 

To create change, organizations need to be free to innovate and experiment. This encourages a whole range of sharing by local stakeholders and encourages new and positive community interactions.

Collaboration is rapidly emerging as an essential part of doing successful business — for corporations, organizations, municipalities and communities at large.

 

Facing rising resource costs and financial shocks, changing consumption patterns, disruption in supply chains, emerging new business models, leaders are having to learn to navigate a rapidly changing context.

These complexities, uncertainties and pressures call for significant new ways of thinking, innovation and the re-imagination of how to operate for long-term viability.

 

Because many challenges are driven by multiple factors and are systemic in nature, they often can’t be resolved by any single organization. More and more, leaders are turning to collaboration and partnerships to address problems too complex to deal with on their own.

If you are interested in exploring the large-scale collaboration stream, lets open a conversation about the process and how to get started. 

Locally Productive

Globally Connected Towns, Cities and Regions. 

By 2054 70% of us will live in cities. Many people in the Maritimes will still live in rural regions. 

 

This rapid urbanization and rural balance presents a grand challenge as well a system-changing opportunity.

In 2014, the then mayor of Barcelona challenged cities around the world to produce everything they consume by 2054. Fab City Global Initiative is enabling this shift away from the industrial paradigm of product-in trash-out, by enabling the return of manufacture to cities supported by a data-in data-out urban model. It comprises a network of 28 cities, a core collective and is governed by a foundation. They are working to make locally productive, globally connected cities and citizens.

We believe we can adapt this innovative approach to cities, town and rural regions within the Maritimes. 

If you are interested in exploring the self-sufficiency stream and how we can support your leaders and community engaged in a BIGShift cultural change, lets open a conversation on how to get started. 

“If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go further, go together.”

- African Proverb

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